In this “Ask me Anything” session, Andreas Zeller answers questions from the ICSE 2020 audience, including:
- What makes a successful grant proposal? (00:00)
- What contributed to the acceptance of your ERC grant? (04:00)
- When and how should PhD students apply for the next position? (06:50)
- How can young researchers create great groups? (10:00)
- What is the role of communication? (14:00)
- What is the most fun part about being a professor? (18:30)
- How much time does it take you to write a paper? (22:47)
- How does the trend towards AI affect your research? (27:27)
- How do you overcome the pain of paper rejection? (32:49)
- What advice would you give to yourself as a PhD student? (40:30)
- Have you ever regretted being an academic? (41:10)
- What do you think about replicability? (42:15)
- Which problems should junior researchers work on? (43:30)
Andreas Zeller is faculty at the CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security, and professor for Software Engineering at Saarland University, both in Saarbrücken, Germany. His research on automated debugging, mining software archives, specification mining, and security testing has been highly influential. Andreas is an ACM Fellow and holds an ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award.
You can find Andreas on Twitter as @AndreasZeller.